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CAMRAS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Application Deadline: December 1
All applicants who submit their admissions application through the Common App prior to Dec 1 are automatically considered for the Camras Scholars Program. No additional materials are needed.

Candidates competing for the Camras Scholars Program, one of Illinois Tech's highest undergraduate academic honors, satisfy very high selection standards. Students must demonstrate outstanding academics, involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to leadership.

Camras Scholars enjoy full tuition benefits, leadership development and enhanced access to research and community service opportunities.

More about the Camras Scholars Program

CHICAGO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: Ongoing
Application form |  Submit your application

In honor of their service to the city of Chicago, Illinois Tech offers $20,000 annual scholarships to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department. The Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship is also open to the children and grandchildren of members of the Chicago Paramedic Department.

Learn how to apply for the Chicago Police and Fire Departments Scholarship

COLLENS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Application Deadline: January 15
Eligible applicants who submit their admissions application through the Common App prior to Jan 15 are automatically considered for the Collens Scholars Program. No additional materials are needed.

The Collens Scholarship provides full tuition and fees to eligible high school seniors with significant need graduating from a Chicago public high school or a Chicago charter high school to attend Illinois Tech as a full-time student.

Learn more about the Collens Scholars Program

CROWN SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: December 1
Applications for the Crown Scholarship are now closed.

The Crown Scholarship provides full tuition for five years to one first-year, full-time architecture students. The Crown Scholarship looks for creativity, ingenuity and a desire to study architecture in a historic place like Chicago, Illinois Tech, and S. R. Crown Hall. Students need to provide academic credentials and an original freehand drawing. Selected applicants are invited to interview on campus in mid-February with a panel of architecture professionals and college studio faculty.

Learn more about the Crown Scholarship

DUCHOSSOIS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS

Application Deadline: December 1
Applications for the Duchossois Leadership Scholarship are now closed.

The Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program is a nationally preeminent, elite scholarship program providing full-tuition with a room and board allowance attracting top students nationwide who demonstrate exceptional leadership potential and academic success in their projected field. The Duchossois Family Foundation makes this scholarship possible.

Learn more about the Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program

ELEVATE SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: Ongoing
All applicants who submit their admissions application through the Common App prior are automatically considered for the Elevate Scholarship. No additional materials are needed.

The Elevate program is a hub that connects Illinois Tech students with hundreds of experiential learning opportunities offered at the university and beyond. Select students are offered awards up to $5,000 to use toward Elevate experiences.

Learn more about the Elevate Scholarship

HEALD SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline: Ongoing

All freshman domestic students are eligible for the Heald Scholarship (starting at $10,000). All full-time students will automatically be considered for this merit-based scholarship when their application for admission is reviewed.

ILLINOIS TECHVex Robotics Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15
Application form | Submit application and essay

New in 2019! Illinois Tech is proud to award scholarships to students who actively participate in high school VEX robotics programs. This scholarship attracts candidates that possess a strong academic record, a passion for science and technology, and drive to become leaders and innovators in STEM related subjects. Recipients of a VEX scholarship are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $25,000 per year for up to four years (five years for architecture). 

Learn more about the Illinois Tech VEX Robotics Scholarship.

ILLINOIS TECH FIRST Robotics Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 15
Application form | Submit application and essay

Illinois Tech FIRST scholarships are awarded to students who actively participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge and the FIRST Robotics Competition. This program attracts candidates that demonstrate a strong academic record, passion for science and technology, and drive to become a leader, entrepreneur or innovator. Recipients of a FIRST scholarship are eligible for a merit scholarship award of $25,000 per year for up to four years (five years for Architecture).

Learn more about the Illinois Tech FIRST Scholarship

M.A. AND LILA SELF LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SCHOLARS

Application Deadline: December 1
Applications for the Leadership Academic Scholarship Program are now closed.

Named for University Regent Al Self and his wife, Lila, the M.A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy Scholarship is a distinguished and prestigious award given to the top applicants to the university that demonstrate exceptional leadership potential.

Learn more about the Leadership Academy Scholars Program

RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (ROTC)

All branches of the United States military are represented at Illinois Tech. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy are headquartered at IIT; the U.S. Army is based at a partner university, but has an on campus office as well. All three branches serve the entire Chicago area.

  • The 195th Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet Wing is stationed on Illinois Tech's Main Campus in Stuart Building, Room 208
  • The Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps office is located on Illinois Tech's Main Campus in Stuart Building, Room 217
  • The Chicago Fire Battalion Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Program is headquartered on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago and has their Illinois Tech offices on the entire first floor of Farr Hall.

Learn more about application requirements and deadlines for the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).

PLEASE NOTE: If a student earns multiple Illinois Institute of Technology merit scholarships throughout the admission process, the university will award the highest merit award for which the student is qualified, but will not combine multiple awards.